door county homes for sale: Ten Door County Bargain Properties You Should Check Today! - 08/11/19 12:04 PM
Ten Door County Bargain Properties
You Should Check Today
 
Thanks to everyone who tuned in to watch and see a little bit more of Door County on Lakefront Bargain Hunt on HGTV last night and got to see me "play" the Realtor and to see a family get a great deal on a shore home for sale in Baileys Harbor.  Now, even though we aired on HGTV last night, the actually process began over two years ago when our prices were very different here, but there's no doubt about it--our Buyer family got a great deal on a shore home that needed … (1 comments)

door county homes for sale: Five Door County Homes You Should Buy NOW - 06/15/19 10:48 AM
Five Door County Homes You Should Buy NOW
 
For the most part, it's a Seller's Market in northern Door County as I write this in June of 2019.  Now, if you've been with me since the start, you know that I've taken you through the good times and the bad, from pre-recession through the heart of the recession to the better times that really only started in northern Door during the summer of 2016.  I have reported on the homes that were of good value, how long they were on the market and tried to help our Buyers make educated decisions (and … (0 comments)

door county homes for sale: Door County Properties for Sale: Coming Soon - 03/21/19 11:19 AM
Door County Properties for Sale: Coming Soon
 
The spring listing season is upon us, and we have several great listings that have either just come on market, like our listing at 10679 Forest Lane in Sister Bay, WI 54234, but if you're looking for something smaller, or on the water....we have those listings coming, too!  
 
Your Door County Summer is
coming soon--are you ready?
 
Please be sure to keep an eye on this blog at ActiveRain, where we update our information regularly, as well as our website at moredoorcounty.com, which features the entire Door County MLS.  If you'd like to sign up for our bi-weekly … (0 comments)

door county homes for sale: Door County Real Estate Market Update: Housing Supply vs. Demand - 02/17/19 02:47 PM
DOOR COUNTY REAL ESTATE MARKET UPDATE:
Housing Supply vs. Housing Demand
 
What an interesting dilemma....Door County's residential housing market has stabilized to an area that I haven't seen since 2006/2007.....demand is actually exceeding supply!
 
Residential homes, residential condominiums and waterfront/water view residences are in high demand.  
 
If 2019 is the year that you decide to stop taking vacations here and start creating traditions here....we can help.  This market update is to assist you in analyzing the spring 2019 real estate market for northern Door County, Wisconsin.
 
Listings below $300,000 are quite rare at this point, regardless if you're in Ellison Bay or in Egg Harbor.  Our listing at … (2 comments)

door county homes for sale: Door County New Construction Homes for Sale for 2019 - 12/29/18 01:01 PM
Door County New Construction
Homes for Sale for 2019
 
Are you potentially thinking "New Year-New House"?  We have have three unique opportunities for you to purchase new construction homes for sale in Door County in 2019.
 
When I started in this industry in 2004, new construction was EVERYWHERE in Door County.  The early and mid-2000s brought about new construction at new developments like Crows Nest, Fox Hollow, Mariners Pointe, Yacht Harbor Shores, Liberty Park, Pheasant Park Village Homes and Condominiums, Grand View Condominium, Cottage Glen at Ellison Bay, Tacoma Estates, The Pines at Horseshoe Bay, The Shoreline Village, The Bluffs and more.  Three … (1 comments)

door county homes for sale: No Matter How You Spend Your Day in Door County.... - 12/19/18 02:16 PM
No Matter How You Spend Your Day
in Door County.......
 
No matter how you decide to spend your day in Door County, working, playing, living or vacationing, you could always come home to this.....
 
3 bedroom home on Hill Road, within walking distance of downtown
Sister Bay, at 2203 Hill Road ......
 
Or this incredible waterfront condominium in Fish Creek at 4250 Hidden Harbor Lane, where you can walk to 
all downtown activities....
 
Or if you're looking for something private and cozy,
you could choose this lovely two bedroom condo
in Sister Bay at Highland Greens by Pebble Beach......
 
 
....or an incredible year-round waterfront getaway on the shores of
lovely Europe Lake in Ellison … (0 comments)

door county homes for sale: Door County Neighborhoods: Choosing the right location in Door County - 12/10/18 12:25 PM
Door County Neighborhoods:
Choosing the right location in Door County
 
I've been selling Door County properties for sale for approximately 1/3rd of my life, and when I meet a prospective purchaser that is looking for a Door County home, one of the very first things that I will ask is "Where do you like to be in Door County?" 
 
 
Door County's towns, villages and city all have unique and distinct personalities, like any other neighborhoods in the United States, and since we don't necessarily have actual neighborhoods (other than in the City of Sturgeon Bay), I like to lay out the different "flavors" … (0 comments)

door county homes for sale: Door County Home Sale Report September 2018 - 09/17/18 02:20 PM
Door County Home Sale Report September 2018
 
It's fantastic for Sellers, but it's a phrase that Buyer Agents are starting to dislike "So sorry, that home is under contract!".  Yes, we have TIGHT inventory in Door County, but for September 2018, the following bargain homes and condominiums are still available for sale:
 
Waterfront and Water View Homes and Condominiums for sale in Door County:
 
1.  Marina View Condominiums in Sister Bay:  These luxury homes are just waiting for you to enjoy in the heart of the Village, and with only a few left available, we want to make sure you're able to enjoy the new … (2 comments)

door county homes for sale: New Door County Listings for Father's Day 2018 - 06/16/18 06:18 AM
New Door County Listings for Father's Day 2018
 
If you haven't already purchased that new tie or putter for Dad this year, what about a new Door County property for sale?  A nice place to retire, or use as a second home?  We have some incredible new Door County listings for sale for summer 2018, and what better way to show your love and appreciation than Door County real estate!!  What's new?  Read on!
 
1.  If Dad loves golf, he'll know all about "Fore"!  His foursome may be ready to tee up, but what about:  Four bedrooms.  A four stall heated garage.  A … (1 comments)

door county homes for sale: How to Buy a Home in Door County, Wisconsin---Or Anywhere, USA - 12/29/17 12:08 PM
This may sound like a rather simple headline---but in the past month, I've had two couples approach me that haven't purchased a home since they bought their primary residences several DECADES ago.  I also had a lovely couple SELLING their first home (and they were both in their 80s, it was their first sales experience) last summer (and we sold it quickly).  Now these new Buyer families (that haven't purchased in decades) want to purchase second home properties in Door County.  This post is about how to buy a home in Door County, Wisconsin.  Our steps here will be different from … (0 comments)

door county homes for sale: How and Why We Price your Door County Property For a Sale - 10/12/17 06:40 AM
 How and Why
We Price your Door County Property For a Sale
 
 Door County property Sellers, I’m not pricing your property to LIST, I’m pricing your property to SELL.  This post is about pricing your Door County property to sell quickly—and why we do it—to get you the most money in the least amount of time possible.
 
DOOR COUNTY WATERFRONT HOME FOR SALE
 
One of my biggest fears is the Seller that comes with unrealistic expectations based on market conditions from “before” or the “expert knowledge” they have gleaned from other sources, including the dreaded Zestimate (which can be so horrifically inaccurate).  That’s the … (2 comments)

door county homes for sale: 3 Smart Reasons To Consider Downsizing - 07/18/17 06:36 AM
Three Smart Reasons to Consider Downsizing
 
I decided to re-post this great feature by Debe Maxwell because it has so many pertinent facts to consider EVEN if you are buying a second home.  While many of my Gen-X second home buyers are still purchasing for growing families, we are seeing a return here to the smaller home purchase for buyers of all ages.  Often, buying a smaller home than your primary home will make great sense for your second home purchase for the reasons Debe lists in her well-written article.
 
Please read on for some great facts on reasons to downsize and, as … (0 comments)

door county homes for sale: Door County Homes for Sale: Enjoy these homes for Summer 2017 - 05/25/17 12:59 PM
Door County Homes for Sale:
Enjoy these homes for Summer 2017
 
Baileys Harbor 4 Bedroom
Walk Downtown
2536 Juniper Ridge Road, Baileys Harbor, WI 54202
 
 
 
 
Sister Bay 3 Bedroom Luxury Condominium
Highest Level of Finish
Crows Nest Estates Waterfront Community
10684 Commodore Circle, Sister Bay, WI 54234
 
Ephraim 4 Bedroom, Walk-out Basement
Walk to Downtown Ephraim
10158 Moravia Street, Ephraim, WI 54211
 
Door County Homes for Sale:
Enjoy these homes for Summer 2017
Contact Us for More Details about Door County Homes for Sale
 
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door county homes for sale: Looking for a Sweetheart Deal? - 02/14/17 01:49 PM
Looking for a Sweetheart Deal in Door County?
 
If you're looking for a sweetheart deal, Door County, Wisconsin isn't EXACTLY the Charlotte-Metro area, but we still have great deals in several places, including our three bedroom Sister Bay home for sale with full basement at Hidden Maples in Sister Bay, Wisconsin or our 4 bedroom and THREE bonus room for sale home in Fish Creek....find out more today.
 
This is a great re-blog about how the market WAS vs. how the real estate market IS.  Like the stock market, it is ever-changing--and you may want to take advantage of today's deals in our … (0 comments)

door county homes for sale: Door County this Weekend? - 02/09/17 12:18 PM
Are you visiting Door County this weekend? 
 
If you're making a day trip, planning a weekend getaway or even if you are a permanent resident, you should know we have a lot going on--even in the middle of winter.  I showed two homes this morning and am getting ready for another busy February weekend.  Many people are taking advantage of our restaurant and hotel "Romance Packages" for the upcoming Valentine's Day.  Why not surprise your sweetheart with a quick trip to Door County in honor of St. Valentine's Day?  Enjoy lodging, dining, shopping and any of our great spa experiences.
 
 
Are you … (1 comments)

door county homes for sale: Wisconsin's BIG difference between Manufactured and Modular Homes - 02/09/17 11:35 AM
Wisconsin has a BIG difference between
Manufactured and Modular Homes
 
One of the newsletters that regularly comes to my in-box (which I do scan) had me intrigued yesterday when it told me of the next big wave of the future, the MANUFACTURED home.  In the next breath, the newsletter spoke of the interest in these MODULAR homes, which are generally less per dollar per square foot to build and they are built similarly to frame homes in almost all aspects, but are built under controlled aspects and compartmentalized. Yet the article kept stressing there is great interest in a generalization: what it kept calling … (1 comments)

door county homes for sale: 5 Reasons Fall is a Good Time to Buy a Home - 11/21/16 05:02 AM
Autumn in Door County, or specifically August through December, is the BEST time to buy a property in Door County--and the numbers show it!  Sellers here may not want to carry their properties another winter--and if you're thinking of going into Door County rental, you'll have the whole winter to set up bookings and set up your property for the 2017 tourism season.  
 
Debbie Reynolds, Broker with Berkshire Hathaway in Tennessee, is one of my favorite bloggers, and she did a PERFECT  job of capturing why autumn (and right now!) is a great time to buy a home.   Here are … (1 comments)

door county homes for sale: Working on a Blustery Sunday: Thankful for my Career - 11/19/16 10:30 PM
Working on a Blustery Sunday: Thankful for my Career
 
SO YOU WANT TO BE A REALTOR.  Guess what--it's great--you can set your own hours as a independent contractor.  However, sometimes you can be surprised by the large volume of work and the INCREDIBLE amount of responsibility it takes to be self-employed.
 
Let's face it--everyone needs a day off, and I didn't get one this week.  I wanted to sleep in today, go to church, read a book, watch some football. However, I am showing waterfront properties today from 10-3 p.m.  And that is SO UNUSUAL in this seasonal area of real estate (and … (6 comments)

door county homes for sale: A Week in Door County--MaryKay's Door County Real Estate Sales - 11/14/16 07:58 AM
A Week in Door County--
MaryKay's Door County Real Estate Sales
 
Welcome to northern Door County, the Cape Code of the Midwest.  A peninsula surrounded by water (approximately 300 miles of water), 90 miles north of Green Bay, which also boasts numerous lighthouses, fine dining, ferries, orchards (the climate here is perfect for the Montmorency cherry), galleries galore, adult schools of learning and more. 
 
Door County is a grand place to raise a family (which I am doing) because it's generally safe (we don't lock doors) and friendly.  Our main trade is tourism, which stems back to the late 1800s, when people from … (1 comments)

door county homes for sale: Summer in Door County: 2016 Real Estate Market Update - 07/09/16 04:49 AM
Summer in Door County: 2016 Real Estate Update.
 
It has been an incredible year for Door County real estate, with heavy activity starting early this year (April) as opposed to May, and both listing and sales traffic remain heavy as of this writing.  How is the Door County real estate market?
What are the popular buys in Door County in the summer of 2016? 

 
Here is a sampling of our Door County real estate market for the summer of 2016, where people are buying Door County real estate and what do do in Door County:
 
1.  Ephraim, … (0 comments)

 
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